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The amount of water on Earth has not increased or decreased.
a) True
b) False
c) There is no way to know
d)

Water that collects underground in aquifers is called-
a) Underground oceans
b) Ground water
c) Rivers and streams
d) Caves

When water evaporates directly from the leaves of plants it is called-
a) Evaporation
b) Plant evaporation
c) Transpiration
d) Sweating

Water flowing over the ground in rivers and streams is called-
a) Accumulation
b) Runoff
c) Evaporation
d) Precipitation

Tiny water droplets “bumping into” each other and collecting in larger, visible drops that fall is known as -
a) Precipitation
b) Evaporation
c) Accumulation
d) Runoff

The movement of water through Earth and its atmosphere is known as the -
a) Evaporation
b) Accumulation
c) Precipitation
d) Water Cycle

Water that falls to Earth as rain, sleet, snow, or hail
a) Evaporation
b) Condensation
c) Sun
d) Precipitation

The cooling of water vapor enough to return to a liquid state
a) Evaporation
b) Sun
c) Condensation
d) Precipitation

What must occur for salt to be separated from ocean water?
a) Condensation
b) Evaporation
c) Precipitation
d) Accumulation

The star in our solar system that provides light and heat energy
a) Sun
b) Mercury
c) Moon
d) Mars

Large bodies of salt water covering nearly ¾ of Earth
a) Oceans
b) Sun
c) Evaporation
d) Condensation

The warming of water enough to change from a liquid to a gas
a) Oceans
b) Evaporation
c) Sun
d) Condensation

Most evaporation in the water cycle happens from oceans. This is because oceans –
a) expose the most water to the Sun’s energy
b) contain water with salt dissolved in it
c) have currents that constantly mix them
d) reach the poles where sheets of ice form

Sun’s heat causes which of the following movements of water in the water cycle?
a) Rivers flowing down mountains
b) Evaporation from oceans
c) Precipitation from clouds
d) Collection of water in lakes

Water on the Earth moves through the water cycle because of energy that comes from the –
a) Earth’s core
b) Sun’s heat
c) Moon’s gravity
d) Wind’s movement

Students created a model of the water cycle by heating a beaker of water on a hot plate and allowing water vapor to condense on the bottom of a metal pan filled with ice cubes. What part of their model is doing the same job as the Sun?
a) Beaker of water
b) Ice cubes
c) Metal pan
d) Hot plate

What part of the water cycle is driven by the Sun's heat?
a) Evaporation
b) Condensation
c) Precipitation
d) Accumulation

The Sun drives the water cycle by doing which of the following?
a) Rotating on its axis
b) Giving off light for plants
c) Keeping Earth in orbit
d) Providing heat for evaporation

What provides the energy needed for evaporation to occur naturally in the water cycle?
a) Wind
b) Rivers
c) Soil
d) Sun

The Sun’s heat energy causes evaporation. Most of the evaporation on the Earth happens to water found in -
a) Lakes
b) Oceans
c) Rivers
d) Underground

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